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Archive | October, 2013

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Thornless Primocane- Fruiting Blackberry

Prime-Ark Freedom, a new variety developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is the world’s first thornless primocane-fruiting blackberry. Freedom is the fourth in the division’s Prime-Ark line of primocane-fruiting blackberries, which flower and fruit on each season’s new branches, called primocanes, said John R. Clark, Division of Agriculture fruit breeder. Most […]

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Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed Project

Palmer amaranth, commonly known as pigweed, is one of the most common — and problematic — weeds in soybean crops across the southern United States. Because it is difficult to control, it is best to combat the weed before it emerges. The journal Weed Technology offers results of field tests of resistant Palmer amaranth in […]

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Citrus Growers Use Biocontrols

Citrus growers in California are now turning to a natural solution after pesticides have been shown to be ineffective. Teams of invasive species experts have started releasing tamarixia radiate, a tiny parasitic wasp, to control the invasive Asian citrus psyllid population. Asian citrus psyllid can spread a disease which causes greening, devastating citrus production. This […]

Corn seeds.

Seed Selection: Starting Your Corn Seed Management System

Seed selection is one of the most important tasks a sustainable farmer takes on every year, but knowing what seeds to save takes some experience and expertise.